Middle Years

Middle Years pupils will have a combination of lessons delivered by Zoom and independent work. Please see the timetables.

Morning assembly

Guy will record a morning assembly every day. The link to view the assembly will be sent to you and posted on our website shortly afterwards. We do recommend that students watch the assembly before they start their day’s school work.

Lessons on Zoom

There are three timetabled lessons each day delivered by Zoom. The teacher will publish the link to the lesson in their Google Classroom.

Giving and having lessons through Zoom does take some getting used to. Students will need to listen carefully to instructions and be paticularly considerate of their classmates.

Students should follow the school rules and dress code as they would on any normal school day.

We recommend that, where practical, students have their lessons in communal areas of the house like a kitchen, dining room or study, rather than conduct calls from private areas like their bedrooms.

Students will need to submit their work electronically to be marked by the teacher.

Independent Work

In addition to the timetabled lessons, pupils will also be set independent work each week.

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Form time on Zoom

The students also have an opportunity for ‘form time’ every day at 1.15pm. The form time is a great opportunity for the group to speak with each other and their form tutor. In order to connect to form time you will need a phone, laptop or tablet as we will use Zoom software. The form tutor will email the student with their invitation which will automatically be connect to the right group.

Cross-Curricular Projects

The Humanities, Arts and Science departments will be setting projects using Google classroom. It will be made clear what the students are expected to achieve each day. The project work will start in the second week of term.

Daily physical activity

Daily physical activity is vitally important, and we understand that families will need to do what they can around their other commitments. In planning the schedule our expectation was that is happen after 4 pm, which is why the lack of Sport in the timetable is offset by the usual homework being incorporated into the scheduled independent work. Parents are of course welcome to adjust the daily timetable of independent work to better fit their individual circumstances.

Extra-curricular activities

Students and families may like to participate in activities together over and above the work we are setting in the distance learning curriculum. We will regularly keep you informed of activities, challenges, resources to benefit the wellbeing of pupils and parents etc.

Staying informed and whom to contact

The Coronavirus situation section of the website will be kept up-to-date with information about the school’s continuity plans as well as the timetables for each section of the school. We will also be posting our extra curricular activities, challenges, artwork and photographs to these pages.

Your form tutor is your first point of contact and in addition to your form time they can schedule individual appointments if you wish to discuss a specific matter. Please do email them directly.

Please email Rachel Bowles or request a Zoom or Skype call and I will be delighted to help with any general or administrative enquiries you have. Please also send me any photos you have of the time being spent at home. I will be sending out ideas in the coming days too.

Please email Ben Ruddin if you have any queries about the continuity plans, Zoom use or staying connected with the school from home.